The extent to which cellphones are subsudized is exagerated and the "retail" price from which phones are discounted with contracts are about as reasonable as Monster Cables.
There are several Nokia models I could build entirely from service parts for less than Rogers no-contract price.
I hate the way hardware and service are bundled in North America,
Toshiba 40RV525R with HD-A3 HD-DVD, DSR505 and Xbox 360
Sportster 5 and Boombox with Best of XM